Telling TEL Tales: Using stories to recognise, scale and inspire your Blackboard adoption
Join us for the Third Annual Academic Adoption Day at the Innovate & Educate: Teaching & Learning Conference by Blackboard, entitled Telling TEL Tales on Tuesday 21st March 2017.
What the day will cover: The Blackboard Academic Adoption day will explore key priorities within institutions and identify common themes and issues with support and adoption strategies. How can you demonstrate the benefits and value of your Blackboard solutions? Then we will identify solutions for addressing these using Blackboard tools and systems and investigate how good practice can be disseminated locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. In the afternoon we will look at recognition and reporting. How can we motivate, incentivise and reward good practice linking to our key priorities? We will be identifying how Blackboard can work for you to recognize and inspire you and your colleagues / student successful using Badges and Outcomes, Dashboards and reports.
How will the session work?: These sessions will be highly interactive and engaging. This will give you an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from across Europe and beyond where different cultures and systems can provide rich inspiration for enhancing practice.
Who will find this session useful? Blackboard Champions, academic developers, instructional designers, academics and others involved in the advocating the use of Blackboard across your organisation.
Who will facilitate the session? Blackboard experts will facilitate the session. The lead facilitator will be Dr. Alan Masson, Head of International Customer Success, Blackboard who leads a team of functional experts that support the realisation of institutional strategic benefits through the adoption of Blackboard solutions. Previous to this role, he spent 10 years at the University of Ulster leading the development and delivery of e‑learning and support services to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Steve Hoole and Gillian Fielding, both Customer Success Advocates will assist.
What to bring? Ideally your mobile device with BB Student, Padlet and a QR reader installed. (Not essential)
10.00 - 10.30
Introduction and welcome
10.30 - 11.30
Identifying stories that need to be shared: Identify key agendas and challenges in your institutions and clusters of practices, Blackboard tools, features and best practices that align to these priorities.
11.30 – 12.30
Sharing stories to realise educational impact: Effective dissemination strategies and best practices (institutional, regional and beyond).
12.30 - 13.30
13.30 - 14.30
Recognising and engaging innovative practice and professional development: Tools and approaches to identify, recognize and capture innovative and effective uses of Blackboard solutions.
14.30 - 15.30
Establishing an institutional story of success: Using reports, achievements and recognition schemes to establish an institutional perspective Blackboard adoption and educational innovation.
15.30 - 16.00
Wrap up and feedback